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A depressed MS Dhoni was seen in a reflective mood, as he was sitting away from all the players who were out on the field shaking hands and trying to lower the narrow 11-run loss off.
After being adjudged Man of the Match on a similar scratchy pitch, Dhoni had just scored his slowest ODI fifty, and the slowest ever for India since 2001, off 108 balls.
Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni faced criticism for being unable to finish the game for Men in Blue in the fourth ODI of the ongoing five-match series against West Indies.
Chasing the total of 190 runs, after a top-order collapse, Dhoni (54) and Ajinkya Rahane (60) tried to raise the innings for the Men in Blue. But as wickets tumbled at the other end, it was left to Dhoni to take India through.
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The visitors needed 16 runs off the last 12 balls and with Dhoni unbeaten on 53, the stage was all set for the batsman to once again finish off the proceedings in style. But it failed to play the game and loose it against West Indies.
While many blamed Dhoni's 114-ball 54 for the defeat, former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar threw his weight behind the wicket keeper batsman saying it was a collective batting failure.
“Stop blaming MS Dhoni. It was a team batting failure,” Gavaskar told NDTV. When the whole team gets bowled out for 178 despite two half centuries, you know the other 9 batsmen haven’t done enough, and that’s exactly what Gavaskar pointed out.
When asked about India’s shock defeat Gavaskar termed it just an off-day. “Not worried about Team India’s form. It was one off day,” he added further.